Fat poems Tall poems Long poems Small

Can you tell a book by its cover? Not exactly with this delightful, full-colour poetry book for 4 to 8 year-olds. The cover gives just a taste of the illustrations and whimsical poems for children and their families in this unique collection.

A few poems are in rhyme, others in free verse. Some are serious. A number quite silly. Monsters lurk under beds, dogs dream about not being dogs. There are missing teeth grins, a girl in the window and even good luck fairies between the covers.

Poems that rhyme and poems that don’t
poems that make you smile or won’t

Some are quite short, others are long
Try to sing a few like a song

Or if you care to take a chance
dare to turn them into a dance

Words and pictures that celebrate
our favourite kids from four to eight

Featuring original illustrations by 13 Canadian artists, who used a variety of media, from pencil and crayon to pen and ink, watercolour, oil, acrylic and collage, this book has something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

“To encourage children to write poetry (see Readings and Workshops), I’ve included a space at the back of the book for a child to write a poem of his or her own. I hope Fat poems Tall poems Long poems Small lets them see the fun of poetry, every day.”

Here’s what two reviewers have said about this book:

  • “Poems voicing the many moods of children and how they view the world… giving the collection a timeless value.” Stephen Haines, The OSCAR
  • “…a fun collection to read aloud, with a colourful array of artwork…Enjoy!” Susan Townley, The Glebe Report

32 pages, full colour, perfect bound,
trade paper, 8 1/2″ by 11″
$10.00 plus shipping and handling

(ISBN: 0-9685094-3-6)

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